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Dec 27, 2012 8:00am PST
it is an suffered a violent police repression as a result. >> the fbi vs. occupied. what secret documents reveal the fbi monitored occupy wall street from its earliest days, treating the non-violent moveennt as a potential terrorism threat. we will speak with mara verheyden-hilliard of the partnership for civil justice. then turmoil inside the two- party. a former house majority leader dick armey is attempting a coup than his own party. he is paid $8 million to leave. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama and members of the senate are back in washington today after a short break with just days before the onset of the so-called fiscal cliff. obama and republican leaders remain at a crossroads on reaching a budget deal before the combination of spending cuts and tax hikes kicks in with the new year. on wednesday, treasury secretary timothy geithner told congress the u.s. will reach its federal borrowing limit on new year's eve, threatening the same default that was narrowly avoided last year. in a lett
Dec 28, 2012 9:00pm EST
in the fbi. almost 150 people were now working to find quinn gray. the agent in charge of the fbi's jacksonville office is james casey. he says the kidnappers appeared to be deactivating quinn's cell phone after each of the calls they made to reid. >> somebody in the scheme was smart enough to take the battery out of the cell phone because we were able to do some technical capabilities to determine that that phone was not only off, but had no power to it at certain times. >> meaning you can't trace it. >> meaning you can't trace it. >> while there was no pinpointing an exact address where quinn's calls were originating, technicians were tracing pings when the phone was used. those are the electronic connections when the phone hits a particular cell tower and that gives them a general idea where quinn might have been held. >> fbi agent toni cavit was selected as the lead crisis negotiator for the bureau. >> we've got some leads. >> agents felt they were making progress and suddenly the phone was also pinging farther away. the kidnappers and quinn might have been on the move. sherif
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Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
center. the fbi was called in and this man 44-year-old fbi agent dean elston was put in charge of the investigation. >> i had two questions i had to ask him right then. one was would frank do this just to get some publicity? he said dean, he would never do this to his mother. the next thing i asked him, do you think the mob has had any connection with the kidnapping? he said no. >> on monday morning in los angeles, my mother actress barbara rush arrived on the warner brother's lot to resume filming robin and the 7 hoods. >> the choreographer came out and said barbara, something has happened, mr. sinatra had to leave and we are not going to shoot the scene today and this was a musical number and i said we are not the going to do it today and she said no, because frank, jr. had been kidnapped and i said he's been kidnapped? frank sinatra's son has been kidnapped you must be joking! >> that morning crazed kidnapper barry keenan decided to drive the nearly 500 miles back to lake tahoe to check out of his hotel and get rid of any lingering evidence. frank sinatra, jr. remained in th
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
did contact the fbi. and they're looking into it. they were very interested in the information we provided. >> that's great. hopefully they can look into her finances. we didn't have the capabilities of looking into her actual bank records, but that should be relatively easy to track down. >> that report got a whole lot of attention. turns out it got very specific attention from both the fbi and the u.s. district attorney in connecticut. today, noelle alba was arrested, charged with lying to federal agents who were investigating her for fraudulent fund-raising activity. here you see her leaving court in hartford, connecticut. she was released on $50,000 bond. if she is convicted, she could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. the fbi's criminal complaint refers to the reporting we did last week, saying quote, on or about december 19th, 2012, cnn's anderson cooper 360 program broadcast a story regarding charity scams and the sandy hook tragedy. alba was a subject of the program and allowed the cnn crew to record her audio voice in response to questions about her inv
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Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm PST
's coming up. >>> an f.b.i.'s file on marilyn monroe minus main redactions. what the documents say about her suspected ties to communist. >>> that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." >>> we begin with a fox urgent. i'm trace gallagher in for shepard smith. a face-to-face meeting at the white house getting under way right now. one that could determine whether or not our nation plunges right off the fiscal cliff. take a live look at the white house where president obama called the top house and senate leaders from both parties to try and hammer out a deal avoiding the tax hikes and crippling spending cuts. remember analysts say falling off the fiscal cliff could drive the u.s. into another recession. more than a month has passed since the last time they got together. the obama administration called that mid another meeting constructive but there has been little to no progress. today lawmakers on both sides of the aisle tried to strike an optimistic tone. >> millions of americans are out there struggling and certainly they deserve a congress that will avoid going
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am EST
. generally, the dealer will call in number that the fbi runs. the person on the other end of the phone is an fbi employee who does a check. host: so the fbi gets the data? guest: mostly. host: what if you do not buy your gun from a federally registered gun shop? guest: this was one of the big holes left in the brady act. if you do not buy a gun from a federal licensed dealer, they do not do background checks. they cannot do background checks because they do not have access to the state system. if you buy a gun from a neighbor, it is just a transaction between you and your neighbor. host: is that legal? guest: it is legal in some states. in some states, to buy again, you need to have a license. -- a gun, you need to have a license. the big problem is at gun shows. gun shows tend to be large, flea market style events where there are hundreds or thousands of tables, wares for sale. many of them are guns. at some tables, they're doing background checks. right next to that diller might be an unlicensed sellers -- dealer might be an unlicensed seller. host: regardless of whether you fall int
Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
. then they call to make sure that is true. generally, the dealer will call a number that the f.b.i. runs it is called the n.i.c. system. the person on the phone is an f.b.i. employee that does the check. in some states the states do that themselves but they are accessing the same dat d.a. that. host: what if you don't buy your gun from a federally registered gun shop. where kells you buy guns? guest: this is the big holes left in the brady act. if you don't buy a gun from a federally licensed dealer they don't do background checks, at the moment they can't do background checks because they don't have access to the state system. if you buy a gun from a neighbor then it is just at transaction between you and your neighbor. host: is that legal? guest: that is legal in some states. you need a permit in some states. host: so to sell your own property -- guest: no, to buy a gun. the -- it is not on the seller on the buyer. the big problem is at gun shows. gun shows are large, they tend to be large flea market-style events where hundreds or thousands of tables where guns are for sale. right nex
Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
, 50 years after her death, new classified files just released reveal the fbi believe marilyn and her one time husband, arthur miller, were communists. what we didn't know, they were watching her close circle of friends and her trips to mexico. they believed she was meeting with communists there. >> to our quote tonight, visit your parents, that's an order, now the law in china. if you don't visit your aging parents, you face a fine in china. the law is meant to give neglected parents grounds to take their grown children to court. china is facing a huge hurdle in caring for its aging population. >>> high in the sky over times square, 288, that's how many tiles were installed on the waterford crystal ball. one of of the tiles, dedicated to dick clark, this year's celebration will pay tribute to the man who got the party started, first began hosting from times square in 1974. when we come back, we remember dick clark and so many american greats, americans who soared to amazing heights, others who gave us a "last dance," after a fapelts scene with his mother. s- you know, that could be a
Dec 27, 2012 9:00am EST
of the n.s.a., general alexand alexander, with bob mueller at the f.b.i. we've had eric holder appear before the committee to discuss this. and we have heard from intelligence community professionals involved in carrying out surveillance operations, the lawyers who review these operations and, importantly, the inspectors general who carry out oversight of the program and have written reports and letters to the congress with the results of that report. i'd like to just show that classified letter, if i might. it's classified -- i can't read it to you -- but i just want to make that available -- members know that if they want to read the i.g. letter on why what senator wyden is asking for cannot be done, please, before you vote, go to our skiff and read the letter. i don't happen to have it here but as soon as somebody brings it, i will waive it for a -- i will wave it for a moment so that you see it. the committee's review of f.a.a. surveillance authorities have included the receipt and examination of dozens of reports concerning the implementation of these authorities over the past fo
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Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
, again according to the free beacon the fbi is aware of what happened and they're looking into it but some of these attackers are notoriously difficult to track down. in fact, just a few days ago the secretary of homeland security, janet napolitano, walked, excuse me, talked about major security threats the nation faces and she focused specifically on cyber attacks. >> one of those of course is the threat of a major cyberattack. an attack that disables critical infrastructure, an attack that impacts thousands if not millions of americans. indeed we saw with hurricane sandy what happens when a major piece of critical infrastructure like your electricity grid goes down for a prolonged period. and our cyber infrastructure, our cyber networks, are ripe for those types of attacks. >> reporter: janet napolitano by the way is a member of the council on foreign relations. this attack was apparently detected relatively quickly but, jon, it may underscore the vulnerability a lot of computer networks face in this country. jon: well, so the website is working and it was, as you say, i
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
. the fbi, the justice department and others who studied it said it made no difference. so if we're looking at things that are effective, let's talk about them. but first, let's talk about protecting our kids. >> reporter: the full court press from the nra comes as some democrats, who have long supported the nra, are showing an openness to change. democratic senator mark warner of virginia who has an "a" rating from the nra, suggested that the gun lobbying group is out of touch. >> to me simply saying existing gun laws are enough the status quo is acceptable just didn't pass my gut check as a father. >> reporter: most republican lawmakers, though, remain wary of any new gun l krocontrol measures such as an assault weapons ban. >> people where i live i've been christmas shopping all weekend, have come up to me and said please don't let them take my guns away. >> reporter: retiring senator kay bailey hutchinson are one of a few from her party saying they ought to look at gun control measures. >> i think we ought to be looking at where the real danger is like those large cl
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Dec 23, 2012 4:00pm PST
saints in guatemala city. she was held captive and her kidnappers demanding ransom and the fbi and local police rescuing her and her family's grief now turning to joy. >> really didn't know what to do. my dad was crying and my mom was crying and i wasn't-- >> it was just like, wow, she's alive and it took her perspective. >> sarah was reportedly kept in a house blind folded with her hands tied and she says she went harmed and that she tried to teach her captors religious lessons and she's planning to stay in guatemala for the remained of her mission, wraps up in may. growing controversy over big changes to immigration and customs importation and customs policy. the agency saying they've no longer deport those with criminal histories even if they've been stopped for small crimes and traffic violations. dominic, the changes on the friday before the christmas holiday. >> oh, yeah, and trying to sort of sneak it under the news radar, really, harris, but immigration enforcement now being told not to case after just any unlawful immigrant and these are serious criminal charges, of violence aga
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Dec 23, 2012 7:00pm PST
was kidnapped last week and held captive for two-days. kidnapers demeaning ransom. the fbi and local police rescuing her and another person we are told. her family's grief now turning to joy. >> don't really know what to doe. my ded was crying my mom was crying. didn't think i was going to be able to see her again. >> wow she is alive. it's for christmas. >> she was kept in a house blindfolded with her hands tied. she wasn't harmed and tried to teach her captors religious lessons. she is planning to stay in guatemala for the remainder of her mission which raps up in may. there are big changes in immigration and cuts in deportation policy. the agency saying they will no longer support illegal immigrants who do not have serious criminal histories even if they have been stopped for small crimes for traffic violations. dominic is live at the bureau. >> these changes come friday before the christmas holiday. >> they are trying to make it out of the news radar. but immigration forces now being told not to chase after any unlawful immigrant. only the serious ones with charges of center lines. they
Dec 24, 2012 8:00am PST
, the department of justice could do more, the fbi could do more, than just stand back and take pictures. we thought they could prevent some of the violence and protect people that were being arrested, being beaten and being killed. amy goodman: i'd like to play danny glover reading the excerpts of the speech that you didn't give. danny glover: "to those who have said, 'be patient and wait,' we must say that 'patience' is a dirty and nasty word. we cannot be patient. we do not want to be free gradually. we want our freedom, and we want it now. we cannot depend on any political party, for both the democrats and the republicans have betrayed the basic principles of the declaration of independence. ... "we won't stop now. all of the forces of eastland, barnett, wallace and thurmond won't stop the revolution. the time will come when we will not confine our marching to washington. we will march through the south, through the heart of dixie, the way sherman did. we shall pursue our own 'scorched earth' policy and burn jim crow to the ground!" amy goodman: john lewis, you also said a part that didn
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Dec 29, 2012 3:00am PST
your breath. we knew the fbi waste watching marilyn monroe. brand new unclassified documents now revealing how close the movie star was being monitored and her hollywood friends, too. >> clayton: and your little friends. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of
Dec 24, 2012 3:00pm EST
there. we stayed a half an hour. and we just went home. and the next morning, the fbi was there to arrest him at about 7:00 a.m. >> andrew and mark madoff had turned their father in. shortly after the arrest, ruth madoff called andrew, pleading with him to cosign his father's $10-million bail bond. >> and i said, you know, "forget it. there's no way. i mean, how could you even ask that question? no, i'm not signing that bail bond. that's crazy." >> i just wanted him to come home. i was so afraid. >> afraid of... >> i mean, the whole idea of going to prison is sort of unthinkable to me. i don't think i ever knew anybody that went to prison. >> mr. madoff, what do you have to say for yourself? >> bail was eventually guaranteed by ruth and madoff's brother peter, and bernie was released. all of his assets were frozen, but in a stunning breach of the court order barring the transfer of property, a large and extremely valuable envelope arrived at andrew madoff's apartment. >> i tore open the envelope and--and--and dumped it out. and it was absolutely heartbreaking. these we
Dec 21, 2012 8:00pm PST
evidence from that hard drive. fbi working hard at quantico to try to piece that smashed computer back together again, to try to retrieve as much information to find what websites for example he might have visited. what about toxicology tests, what about friends he may have spoken to and given a sense of what he was thinking or his intentions or his plan? as you know since the beginning we've tried to find anyone who would call themselves a friend of his, certainly in recent years, we just haven't found any. they of course, authorities, have been interviewing family and relatives and friends of nancy lanza, the mother, to see what information they can get. certainly they must have talked to a doctor, if there was a family doctor involved, to find out was nancy lanza getting any help? was she trying to take care of her son on her own? was he in fact getting any counseling for anything? was he on medications? if so, was he taking them? of course that very thing in the end was what we hoped to find out when those toxicology reports come out in a few weeks? >> lots of focus on the mother.
Dec 22, 2012 9:00am PST
lanza's computer hard drive? >> well, the fbi is still working on that. their facility at quantico, virginia. remember that computer was -- had been destroyed by that -- by the shooter in this case. and so they've been trying to piece together the hard drive. now, we don't have any information about what they're finding, but in the meantime, of course, they're trying to find some kind of digital footprint for this young man. was he sending e-mails to anybody? did he flag his intentions to anyone? for the most part, we've been unable to find anyone who was a friend of his, at least recently. he seemed to spend most of his time in his house, you know, playing video games. and so authorities are trying to talk to family and friends to find out as much about him as they can to get down to the bottom of this, to find a motive. miguel? >> candi, thank you very much. i know it's been a tough one. have a good day. >> mm-hmm. >>> aaa predicts some 93 million americans will travel between now and new year's. and many of them have had to face situations like this. this blizzard shot by irepor
Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
concern. according to this fbi affidavit, this little boy and others were punched and slapped. one child was dragged across the floor. >> we thought, of all the different options, putting them in a child care facility during the day that was on a military base, that was pretty well-staffed, would be the safest, most secure environment for them. >> reporter: it all began back on september 26th when a parent reported misconduct. the army quickly reviewed surveillance video and found several young children, all under the age of 5, were physically abused. charges of simple assault were filed. but parents were still in the dark. two days later, on september 28th, they are hand adler saying only that this is a report of alleged mistreatment and inappropriate behavior by staff. >> all along, this first week when we were being sort of given piecemeal information, denied access to the videotapes, we were also being asked if we wanted to seek medical care for our child. >> reporter: medical care for what? >> for what? obviously we wanted to understand and see with our own eyes, since that evidence
Dec 22, 2012 10:00pm EST
is fully automated, and the fbi runs the national instant check system. >> host: actually, the way it worked is through or the 25-year period was in effect the honor system. you went in to buy a gun, and they said, craig, are you a felon? if you said no, you can buy the gun. >> guest: right. the 68 act allowed people to lie and get away with it, absolutely, and that was not changed, actually, until the gravy act when the nics eventually later came into play. >> host: the nra supporting things, the 68 act, prominent republicans supporting it. when did the mind set change and become different here? >> guest: well, interestingly, came as a surprise to me, too, to learn the nra was founded by two "new york times" reporters. >> host: now i know who to blame. >> guest: what they were concerned about was being prepared for national defense like the first world war and making sure that we have enough people in the country who knew how to use firearms that we would not be defeated if it came to a war. >> host: when i grew up, i got the nra badges at summer camp. >> guest: my son got one. >>
Dec 24, 2012 12:00am EST
and right now the system we have now is fullly automated one by the fbi. >> host: the way it work was in effect the honor system you. went in and bought a guy and they ask you, craig, are you a felon? if you said, no, you got to buy a gun. >> guest: the '68 act would allow people to lie and get away with. that wasn't changed in the brady act, and that's when -- >> host: the nra is supporting things, the '68 act, the prominent republicans supporting it. when did the nra change and when -- how did that mindset become different here? >> guest: well, interestingly, came as a sort of a surprise to me, too to learn the nra was initially founded by two former "new york times" reporters. >> host: now i know who to blame. >> guest: they were concerned about being prepared for national defense, like the first world war and making sure we had enough people in the country who knew how to use firearms, that we wouldn't be defeated if it came to a war. >> host: when i was growing up i had my marksmanship in camp. >> guest: my son got one. >> host: i kept those badges, too. quite a prize. and th
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
the fbi agents cut that are protecting our borders and our nation from a challenge. people will be cut out on programs that support the poorest americans get access to healthy food and a strong strength for their children and this is what bothers me right now. there is a way forward through this. >> there is a way forward and, peggy, i want to bring it back to you. it does seem if you look at the constellation of forces in washington, the only way that something is actually going to get to the president's desk is if house speaker john boehner agrees to let there be a vote on something that will get democratic votes and republican votes and probably shear off his most conservative members. >> that may be true. that may be where this whole thing ends, but i think it still has to be made, this point, that everybody, republicans included on capitol hill, they all know there's going to be a tax increase. they know it. >> done. >> this is coming. even if it doesn't come in sequester, it's going to come in a deal, so they all know that, but for two reasons, one for the seriousness of it, a $16 tr
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am EST
the fbi take several weeks to get onto the site at benghazi? why were reporters finding journals of the ambassador, but we still don't know what the ambassador actually really thought or said about the security risks? >> chris: juan, you just heard the clip of lindsey graham saying he wants to ask hillary clinton what did you know and when did you know it question and she's reportedly going to testify in january. is the controversy dead or does it still have life. >> it is dead and over and has been for a long time. there are people who want to perpetuate it but look at the report. it saysre is no cover-up, no lies, and it was politicized in the midst of the campaign. with regard to hillary clinton, there is no ends indication that she saw any of these reports, and, the report talks about, did it get to the 7th floor, that is not clear from the report but nobody indicates that she had an operative, decision making role that led to the calamity. nobody is saying that. so, you know, she may say she saw some of it, but it is not determinative. i think the larger issue here is, the f
Dec 23, 2012 10:00am EST
wayne lapierre, you're wrong. >> you've got 35 states that don't cooperate with the fbi on background checks. you've got states now that permit gun, conceal guns in elementary schools, you've got such a patchwork quilt of states permitting guns and access to guns in places where common sense says they shouldn't be but certainly on these magazines. >> why not a bill that says how about federal grants for armed security in schools, address mental health, i mean, it's a conversation about culture as well as some of these gun restrictions because it sounds likes that's not where the administration is headed. >> i don't know how they get it through the house. in 1994 in a democratic-controlled house 216-214 is how the assault weapon ban was in the house, that was democratic controlled house, 258 democrats were in that house of representatives. you you're not going to see anything. maybe the magazine clip. i do think the magazine clip could you see some sort of movement there but this goes back to why the president has to get a deal before thend end ofe year. if the entire year is lost goi
Dec 27, 2012 4:00am PST
they challenged the requirement in court. she did not rule on the company's religious based claims. >>> the fbi considered the occupy wall street movement a potential threat so much so they had counterterrorism agents from alaska to florida keeping watch. newly released documents show the bureau was in touch with police businesses and universities even before all of those demonstrators set up in new york's zuccotti park last year. you had to guess that was happening. >> i guess there's shades about the fbi investigating groups like that, so i have a different perspective on that historically. >> we will come back to that. right now i want to get your perspective on this particular story outrage is growing over this morning, over a newspaper's decision to publish a map pinpointing the addresses of people with gun permits. now this was published by "the journal news" which is based in white plains, new york, just north of new york city. it shows homes where public records indicate someone living there holds a gun permit. that was part of an article called "the gun owner next door." the newspaper
Dec 28, 2012 11:00am PST
're very upset by all this. and -- >> but i never did anything to hurt them. >> the fbi agents have arrested alba over the charity scam and for lying to federal officers. matthew campbell from cnn affiliate wfsb tracked her down just today. >> we just want to get her side of the story here. 37-year-old nouel alba had no comment for us, but the man she was with did our best to fight off the questions about the heartless scam alba is accused of pulling. >> get out of here. >> the department of justice says just hours after the shooting, the bronx resident went to facebook, claiming to be the aunt of one of the victims, and asked for donations through pay pal and her bank account, writing, quote, we set up a funeral fund for my brother and families. anyone willing to make a donation can make one. agents say she took the lie even further trying to elicit sympathy by detailing the grief she was in, going through the agony of i.d.'ing body and weeping with the president when he visited sandy hook. he met with us, hugged with us, and cried with us. >> the person goes out of their way to sc
Dec 22, 2012 7:00am EST
exhaustive reports one by the f.b.i. and one by the secret service that were really quite extraordinary and the secret service looked at all the shool scootings for a 26-year period and found first finding a little frustrating. one of those main findings was that there is no single profile of these shooters. and that the imaginary idea most of us have is these guys are generally loners, outcasts, that sort of thing. that's nonsense. about a third of the people are loners. they come from all different types. they're all different. so there's no single parallel between each of these incidents. and that seems a little disheartening at first but when you look a little deeper it gets much better. to my surprise, it turns out that there are only three types of killers in almost all situations. there's this rare exception to that. but for the most part if we understand three types of killers, we really understand what's going on with all these guys. but we can't try to lump them altogether they don't make sense because they're completely different. the three types are the sadistic psycho path
Dec 22, 2012 7:00am PST
to his plans as police investigated him for pulling a knife on his parents on sunday. the fbi said its searching his computer for evidence. >>> a 14-year-old was arrested on thursday for a similar alleged plot in visalia and tulare county. the school district said he threatened to shoot up mount whitney high school. investigators believe it was part of a gang initiatation. he is being charged with making terrorist threats and gang enhancement. the schools have increased security. >> the nra has called for armed guards in every school but many districts say those officers are already there. oakland, san francisco, san jose all have armed police. it costs about $5 million for 20 armed officers and 80 site supervisors. >> we have taken the approach but it's at a cost. it comes at a steep cost. when you talk about loss of supporting programs through music, the arts. >> the officials say they couldn't pay to expand the security program to all 50 schools. >> instead of paying armed officers, some people think teachers should be the one with the guns. a store in little rock arkansas is no
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
in prison but he could be eligible for probation. >>> newly released documents show the fbi viewed the occupy wall street movement as a potential threat and had counterterrorism agents from alaska to florida keeping watch. agents were in touch with police, businesses and universities nationwide, even before demonstrations began in new york city last year. >>> the winter storm that hit dallas affected air travel out of dfw airport causing a nightmare scenario for passengers on one flight. cnn affiliate wfaa in dallas reports the american airlines flight sat at the gate for nearly five hours. one passenger said the airline told them they could get off but also warned them that they could be leaving any minute. the pilot not only apologized to his passengers, but took a shot at those who kept the passenger stuck on the plane. >> it's beyond reproach. i have no words to tell you that, how sorry i am for all of this. decisions are being made way above our heads and, by people that obviously, in my humble opinion, don't have a clue what they're doing. >> wow. american airlines had this s
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Dec 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
back on fbi and. could uncle sam solve the fiscal crisis by selling off billions of dollars in assets? things like amtrak. would you buy? or real-estate. we are crunching the numbers next to the take a look at today's winners and losers. adam: 30 past the hour every 15 minutes, lauren simonetti is on the floor of the new york stock exchange. the dow is trying to hold on to 13,000 with exactly eight trading hours left in 2012. we are accelerating to the downside. to quote gerri willis, she said oh when i pointed out we picked up speed to the down side. gerri: we will have a similar remark to the final trading hour. he is joining us -- is this a oh kind of day, >> because there has been no news, like of participation in this marketplace is abysmal so don't read much into it but if you are looking for benchmark 13,000 is doable. >> we will see a pop? >> we hope for one of the clowns -- i mean congress and to give something that will give us the balance we usually get at the end of the day. >> that is why we are complete, adam shapiro, back to you. adam: so many things on would like to sa
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Dec 26, 2012 11:00am EST
. the fbi reported a record number of background checks for what their weapon purchases. it started to happen when president obama was elected to his first term. here is a look at some gun stocks. then, netflix falling victim to a service outage due to technical problems. not of its own making. blaming amazon. shibani joshi has the details. shibani: it is called the nightmare on christmas eve. you have had a nice meal and then you turn on the tv only to download a netflix video or television show and it does not work. what are you supposed to do, talk to your family, watch the christmas show for the 14th millionth time? 27 billion of the 30 million subscribers were without access. it was finally restored 12 hours later. now, the blame game gets kicked in. fingers are being pointed at amazon. it expands the technical problem and that led to the problems on netflix. "we are investigating exactly what happened and how it could have been prevented. it is amazon's problem. the web services division has experienced at least three different issues and blackouts in the past year. it is not
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Dec 22, 2012 1:00pm PST
. keep doing. go long. >>. >> gregg: we have received word that the f.b.i. has questioned a suspect in the deadly benghazi attack. this is coming as the fallout in washington continues. four state department officials resigned following a scathing reported on benghazi where christopher stevens and three our americans were murdered. peter, good to see you. are you astonished none of the murderers have been dealt with and does that go right to the white house? >> i'm outraged by it. it's three plus months. no rest from what i understand, a questioning of somebody. these are people out there that took the lives of four brave americans. it's a travesty. it is wrong. i would like to think that our special ops forces are thinking about to get these people but the signal of weakness it sends that you can kill americans with seeming inpuint and nothing has been done about it. >> gregg: only washington can you spend three months in washington only in the end to tell us what we already knew. look, this was a scathing report. it identifys systemic failures in the state department which, of cou
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Dec 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
are expected the next several weeks. an arizona missionary safe after being kidnapped in guatemala. the f.b.i. says the 22-year-old was rescued after two days with the help of local police. the story of christmas comes to life as more than 300 actors take part in the largest nativity scene in colombia. >> that is beautiful. >> new concerns that uncertainty over the fiscal cliff crisis could have a series impact on the holiday shopping. consumer confidence has tumbled to the lowest point in five months, in supposedly the biggest shopping season of the year. brenda is a senior business correspondent and anchor of bulls and bears and is back to let us know if the fiscal cliff is going to play scrooge with the christmas season. >>guest: if you look for a grinch look to washington, dc. a lot of people that were surveyed in the consumer confidence index said the higher taxes are making them pull back on spending. we are seeing record traffic in the malls. this was an amazing week end but there are signs people are not spending. they are out there but not spending. we have seen shopper traffic bring
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am PST
and they're stealing from them. they are survivors of tragedy. >> the fbi said four davies the school shooting all the money was refunded to the donors. the mother of two teens denies opening fund and says someone hacked her took page. she faces up to five years in jail. >> i can't believe it. it's the final weekend of 2012. steve will tell us if we need an umbrella. >> plus, attacked by a shark. what an australian surfer did that may have changed his life. >> traffic looking good. we'll have more traffic for you, next >>> he was surfing when friends when the shark rammed his board and he fought back despite his injuries. >> you get the board and drive it into the head of the shark which is pretty brave to too. >> pretty brave that. shark backed off and alan was able to swim to shore and he is now being treated for his injuries. >> paramedics that couldn't get to a patient at the hospital fast enough on christmas day are now saying the event turned out to be one of their best days ever. a pregnant woman called for an ambulance about 3:00 on christmas morning but the baby came as they
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
-old was charged with lying to fbi agents investigating the alleged scam. she spoke off camera earlier this month with our own jeff rossen. the uncle of 6-year-old noah posner said he found a scammer online posing as the boy's aunt requesting donations to a personal paypal account. a federal criminal complaint filed alleges she used facebook, phone calls, and text messages to solicit money claiming she was paying for the child's funeral fund. >>> and now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. we had a rally in asian stocks overnight with the japanese nikkei now up nearly 23% for the year. good if you've got a diversified portfol portfolio. obviously, fiscal cliff watching is front and center. that's key for the markets here. and did you like your holiday gift? well, about $63 billion worth of holiday goodies are going to be taken back to the store, but either exchanged or refunded according to the national retail federation. back to you. >> hopefully people still go out and buy. all right. thanks so much, mandy drur
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am EST
was in place. so, again, the fbi, the department of justice, has not indicated through statistical analysis that that has made any difference at all in school safety so the risk is still there. >> why do you think a mother needs a military assault-style rifle? do you think that's needed for protection? >> well, i think there's freedom in this country to have weapons. i think there's obviously ways you can control that. we've passed prohibition on machine guns which is automatic fire. and so you cannot have that in our society. whether you should have additional restrictions is going to be a debate that's in congress. my job is not to determine that. my job is to increase safety. i know the right way to do that is through helping our schools. and we cannot wait six months in order for congress to debate whether we're going to have more controls or not. we have to do something now for our children's safety. and we have one third of the schools with a retired police officer or resource officer there that has an armed presence. it can make a difference, even though it's not an exclusive differe
Dec 24, 2012 9:00am PST
weapons ban for ten years. we had what senator feinstein is suggesting. it was allowed to expire. the fbi, the justice department and others said it made no distance. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> while thought of having an armed guard in every school may sound foreign, it's actually normal in some countries. one place is israel which has strict gun laws. sarah schneider joins us from jerusalem. talk about what this is about here. israel is not necessarily arming the teacher, but there is an armed guard or guards in these schools. how does it work? >> reporter: generally the armed guards are outside of schools trying to protect the schools, trying to make sure no one gets in and out that shouldn't be in the schools or may pose a danger. we should talk about some of the misinformation, because i know there was a u.s. lawmaker that said that israel arms its teachers, and that simply is not true. in fact, the gun laws here are much stricter than the united states. we need to keep in mind that here
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
. >> that's not true. he did not. >> what part isn't true? >> he wasn't an fbi fugitive when i taught him. >> i get that you trained a guy that became a fugitive after shooting somebody dead. >> yeah, that is true. he never got an opportunity to pass the background. it was stopped just before that. >> how did he get the gun? how did he get the gun? >> we sold him the gun. >> just said you can't get a gun without a become groubackground check. did you steell a man a gun witht a background check? >> no. >> you just said that you sold him a gun. which is it? >> he did pass the background check for the firearm. >> that was my question. >> casey, are you concerned you might be in -- how do we deal with this? let's take this at face value. you and others trained properly in terms of safety. comfortable with a gun. what happens? you keep a gun in your classroom perhaps. locked one hopes and then how -- you have that added responsibility of making sure you are trained to move it properly. you are amongst people who may not be, including students. does that worry you? >> it does worry me. but i am
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